Xavier Symons

Xavier Symons is a Masters student in philosophy at Sydney University and has a keen interest in bioethics. Aside from his studies he enjoys playing guitar and reading American literature. He has contributed to a number of online publications, in addition to his work with BioEdge.

Xavier Symons | 28 Apr 2018 |
tags: guatemala syphilis experiments, tuskegee, us
Thomas Parran is now persona non grata.

Xavier Symons | 21 Apr 2018 |
tags: alfie evans, end of life issues, end-of-life care, law, medical futility, uk
Courts say Alfie Evans should not receive experimental treatment.

Xavier Symons | 21 Apr 2018 |
tags: dead donor rule, death, organ donation, organ procurement, organ transplantation

Xavier Symons | 21 Apr 2018 |
tags: artificial intelligence, facebook, internet, software
Ethicists say we need to respect the "digital remains" of the deceased.

Xavier Symons | 21 Apr 2018 |
tags: emotional support animal, evidence-based medicine
Experts are sceptical of the health benefits of ESAs.

Xavier Symons | 14 Apr 2018 |
tags: catholic church, euthanasia, france, ivf
Society needs to be reminded of the transcendent.

Xavier Symons | 14 Apr 2018 |
tags: cosmetic surgery, human dignity
Is there something wrong with consensual tongue splitting?

Xavier Symons | 14 Apr 2018 |
tags: abortion, free speech, pregnancy counselling, us
A recent article in the AMA Journal of Ethics says "yes".

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2018 |
tags: neonatal care, premature babies, withholding of treatment
A new article in Bioethics criticises the treatment policies of neonatal care units.

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2018 |
tags: consent, organ donation, social media, transplantation ethics, uk
Perhaps social media might be utilised to solicit more donations.

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2018 |
tags: allocation of resources, justice, rwanda, withdrawal of life support
A doctor from Rwanda offers a unique perspective on allocation dilemmas.

Xavier Symons | 7 Apr 2018 |
tags: abortion, disability, down syndrome, law, us
Political commentators have clashed in the US over down syndrome abortions.

Xavier Symons | 25 Mar 2018 |
tags: autonomous vehicles, robot ethics
Is collateral damage inevitable on the road to a driverless world?

Xavier Symons | 10 Mar 2018 |
tags: assisted suicide, oregon
A controversial new documentary tells the story of a couple who took lethal medication together.

Xavier Symons | 10 Mar 2018 |
tags: advance directives, dementia, euthanasia, netherlands
A controversial case of euthanasia for a demented patient has come under renewed criticism.

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